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Hog's Breath Cafe

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64 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4031 7711
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
American Experience in Australia.

I'm in Australia for two weeks visiting my aunt. We traveled to Cairns for a short visit. I did some research and found this place as one of the more highly recommended places in Cairns. It is a true American restaurant, the states license plates all around the walls, other American attractions on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'm in Australia for two weeks visiting my aunt. We traveled to Cairns for a short visit. I did some research and found this place as one of the more highly recommended places in Cairns. It is a true American restaurant, the states license plates all around the walls, other American attractions on posters. The food was very good, service... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our kids love Hog's Breath, it has become a favourite when on holidays in Queensland and we always go when visiting friends in Brisbane - its a "tradition". We arrived at Hog's Breath in Cairns, the arrival greeting was warm and friendly and we were quickly served for drinks. When the waitress (who we guess might be the owner) took... More 

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Mornington, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Can't say enough about the service at this Hogs Breath, all the guys were great, we even ended up having our photo taken while behind the bar! Steaks were great, good value honest food.....would return in a flash.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Never had a bad meal here in the 10 yrs I've been in Cairns. Fresh produce, fantastic chef Fernando and great wait staff. Nothing is too much trouble, it's great to see a restaurant go out of their way to make you comfortable and happy. Claudine looked after us like royalty, the kids were kept busy colouring with complimentary pens... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The meal was very good as usual. Steaks lovely and tender. Service good. Location is not amongst all the other tourist places along the Esplanade but make the effort to visit Hogs Breath in Spence St Cairns. Just a short walk from the Cairns waterfront.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Steak, chicken or seafood all served with fresh vegetables or their famous hog tail fries and salad. Big meals so take your appetite. Kids meals available. But there is so much more on offer including mouth watering desserts. Sitting in a relaxed atmosphere you will find Alan and his staff are nothing but courteous and friendly.

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Bendigo, Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dinner here for our last night in Cairns, large steaks and plate full, so perhaps a little to large if you are not used to big meals. For those that are great go for it. Steak cooked to perfection though, busy and rather noisy inside, makes it hard for conversation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Fantastic meals never disappoint! Always friendly service! And always a great meal! Fast service also! Great for anyone!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

From the moment we walked in the door until the moment we left, we were treated warmly by friendly smiling faces. The food is amazing, the portions are large and the prices are fair. The menu is large enough to appeal to any taste or diet restrictions. No leftovers left on our plates! The atmosphere is fun and noisy (lots... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hogs Breath Cafes are near the top of my list for dining out, and this one impressed me even more than the ones near home. Their slow cooked prime rib is always tender and flavoursome, and the sides are invariably cooked right. I don't care for the little corn cobs that are usually too watery, but they are happy to... More 

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Address: 64 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4031 7711
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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  • Address: 64 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07) 4031 7711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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